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‘Chance of a lifetime to fix nurse shortage’: reforms don’t go far enough, says RCN

College wants workforce planning rules added to new health and care bill for NHS in England

Suspended for racial slurs: ‘lenient’ NMC ruling taken to the High Court

NMC’s controversial sanction against mental health nurse now subject of legal appeal

COVID-19: face coverings to remain compulsory in healthcare settings in England

Chief nurse Ruth May confirms their continued use, and social distancing, after 19 July

Marie Curie pay discrepancy claims: charity reviews rewards and benefits

Staff concerned over disparity with Agenda for Change, but charity says it must examine costs

Winners of awards advancing nursing practice revealed

Nurses and nursing students honoured for their dedication and outstanding work

Nurse poverty: study points to plight of one million children

As NHS pay fails to keep pace with housing costs, RCN repeats call for double-digit pay deal

Survey on how NHS refers to black and minority ethnic groups seeks acronym alternatives

Body set up to tackle health inequalities is committed to avoiding terms such as BAME and BME

Face masks should remain by law, say majority in Nursing Standard Twitter poll

RCN and Unite unions agree that mask-wearing should continue

Nurse who heads RCN’s ruling body steps down amid complaints about his conduct

Council chair Dave Dawes steps down from key role as college announces investigation

‘We feel bullied’: ED staff said to be battle-weary amid patient safety claims

Hospital told to strengthen emergency department leadership and review its staffing levels

Paid leave for nurses and midwives who experience preterm baby loss or premature births

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust first English trust to offer package

Council votes to cut health visitor numbers despite union opposition

RCN criticises ‘short-sighted cuts’ in Stoke-on-Trent that it claims could axe eight jobs

Childhood immunisation: best-practice guide for nurses published

Checklist designed to reduce vaccination errors and optimise programme efficiency

Rainbow mural commemorates efforts of nursing students during COVID’s first wave

University of Surrey nursing, midwifery and paramedic students praised for front-line support

FFP3 masks: how and when nurses should ask for a PPE upgrade

Nurses should be issued with respirator masks for front-line coronavirus care, insists RCN

Nurses in Wales urged to take part in survey assessing COVID-19’s effects on well-being

Online survey is open to nursing and midwifery staff, students and healthcare support workers

Nurse graduates create tartan range to honour profession and support charities

Profits from sales will go to support nursing charity helping to improve patient care

Students report ‘misogynistic’ warnings from lecturers over online swimwear snaps

NMC invoked in ‘scare stories’ of nurses being struck off for ‘sexy’ clothing posts